We don’t write the shitty headlines, we just make fun of them. Though to the writer’s credit, the headline did manage to grab our attention enough to make us read this article about recent university graduates’ job prospects. Most of the information was boring, phoned in writing, but we liked the last few paragraphs:
Meanwhile, there have been some strange phenomenoms occuring, according to some companies’ human resource departments.
Some college graduates have been showing up to interviews with their parents to ease their nerves. However, instead of the students calling the company after their interviews to check if they got the job, the parents have been calling to ask whether their children have been accepted.
Meanwhile, resumes are becoming thicker and thicker. The normally two or three page documents have, in some cases, grown to more than 20 pages. Company spokesmen say they are receiving flash disks from boys and photo albums from girls, which they say are useless.
Did someone say “20 page resume”? Are we allowed to shoot these people? As for the flash disks and photo albums — if Shanghaiist was one such employer (and we would be if we had any money) we’d keep the disks, empty them out, and store all those nice photo albums on them. There should be at least some keepers, and who knows, if you’re lucky, you might even get a 30,000 yuan face or two.
Photo from www.hc360.com. This photo was taken in the middle of a job interview, and we’ve been told that this person was able to find a job.